Digitalization Towards Net Zero Emissions
Conference & Exhibition

2023 conference will be announced soon

Dr. Khalid Al-Qahtani

Chief Engineer, Engineering Services at Saudi Aramco

Dr. Omar S. Abdulhamid

Environmental Protection General Manager at Saudi Aramco.

Norm Gilsdorf

Senior Vice President at Honeywell Global High Growth Regions

Faisal Alhajri

SADARA Process Automation Senior Manager

Wael Al-Theyab

Director of the Electrical and Electronic Standard Department at SASO

Standards as Enabler of Net-Zero

Dr. Muhammad Asif

Professor at KFUPM

Dynamics of the Net Zero Energy Transition

Dr. Eyad Buhulaiga

Energy Business Lead, Strategic Executive Director at Microsoft Arabia

Transition to Clean Energy, a Digital Transformation Perspectives

Ian Cameron

Customer Marketing Manager – Fixed Gas & Flame Detection at MSA Middle East

Safety considerations when using Hydrogen to support Net Zero emissions

Abbad Cheik

General Manager at DURAG Middle East

Predictive Emission Monitoring: Features, benefits and challenges for Middle East End Users.

Michele Cacciari

Global Leader in Engineering and Industrial Software at AVEVA

How digital technology will help Owner Operators in designing and operating Net Zero facilities

Ouissem Ouremi

Managing Director at SAMSON Group

SAMSON CO2 Capture to Net Zero Emission

Dr. Thomas Steckenreiter

CTO at SAMSON Controls


Drilling Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Leveraging IR4.0 towards achieving Net Zero in D&WO

Abdulrhman M Jubairy

Digital Transformation Officer at Saudi Aramco

The Impact of 3D Printing Technology

Razan Al Taleb

Estimating Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Emissions Map

Kamarul A. Amminudin

Senior Operation Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Rana Khurram Shahzad

Control Systems Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Digitalization in Crude Stabilizers by using Advanced Process Control (APC)

Fahad Al Kaabi

Sr. Instrumentation and Automation Manager at Oman LNG

Virtualization Implementation in Yokogawa DCS.

Ali Aldossary

Engineering Specialist at Saudi Aramco

IR4.0 Fugitive Emission Measurement

Mudasar Ahmed

Sales Manager at Yokogawa Saudi Arabia Company

Utilizing robotics / UAV for emission monitoring

Scott Hale

Director Analytics at Koch Engineered Solutions

Flare Reduction via Predictive Process Analytics

Al-Astraf Ebing

Sustainability Specialist at Sadara Chemical Company

Sadara GHG emissions management

Mowaffak T. Midani

Chief Operating Officer at Taquein Automation-VizLore LLC

Smart Access and Carbon Sensing Technology toward Net Zero Emission in the Kingdom

Akram Ragaban

Control Systems Engineer at Saudi Aramco

PlantWeb Optics Analytics - Energy Optimization Tool

Redouane Jiber

Senior Control Systems Engineer at Saudi Aramco

PlantWeb Optics Analytics - Energy Optimization Tool

Wassim Ghadban

Vice President - Global innovation & digital engineering at Kent

Asset Digital Thread vs Digital Twin

Philip Antony Mark

Technical advisor and consultant at Arabian Calibration Company

Flow meter condition based monitoring and its role in achieving Net Zero Emissions

Jukka Borgman

Director, Technology Development at Valmet Flow Control

How does additive manufacturing affect emissions? – Case industrial valves

Majid M. Refae

CEO at Desert Technologies Industry

Digital Technologies “Made in Saudi Arabia “supporting Net Zero Emissions

Sukur Ahamed

Sales Specialist at Al Mutlaq United Company

Digital Twin reduces the environmental impact of a production facility during its life cycle


Pre-Sales Manager at Hexagon

Smart Digital Reality

Rich Kho

Partner at EY

O&G and Digital Carbon

Bhargav Shah

Chief of Staff at Tenderd

Amjad Alkhater

Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Global Manufacturing Use of Technology Towards Environmental Sustainability

Hassane Trigui

Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Digitalization of Analog Gauges Scanning Process

Rick West

Vice President Global Engineering at Klippon Engineering

IoT In the Process Industry

Ghufran Ahmed Ali Alabbad

Process Engineer at Saudi Aramco


Saudi Aramco at Process Engineer

Dr. Abdullah Al-Halafi

Vice President, ISA - Saudi Arabia Section، Networks and Systems Specialist, Vice Chairman of Communications Standards at Saudi Aramco

Conference Chairman

Fawaz AlSahan

President of ISA - Saudi Arabia Section، Engineering Consultant, Chairman of Instrumentation Standards Committee at Saudi Aramco

Technical Committee Chairman

Abdullah Al-Nufaii

Engineering Consultant، Chairman of Communications Standards Committee at Saudi Aramco

Conference Vice Chairman

Dr. Soliman Almadi

Sr. Engineering Consultant at Saudi Aramco

Conference Advisory Board

Muhammad AlGahtani

Organizing Committee Lead, Digital Transformation Lead at Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Abdullah AlKhalifah

Publicity and Marketing Lead, Sr. Engineering Consultant, Retiree from Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Ziyad AlYahya

External Relations Lead Automation Specialist at Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Anwar AlOdail

Public and Internal Relations Lead Automation Specialist at Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Reem Alhugail

Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Abeer AlKaaki

Engineer at Saudi Aramco

Organising Committee

Dr. Mohamed Ali Bin Shams

Associate Professor | Dept. of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Bahrain

Technical Committee

Dr. Eid Mohammad Alhajri

Assistant Professor, Author, Consultant and Certified Trainer in Engineering, Technology, Self-Esteem and NLP

Technical Committee

Mohammed A. Alhaddad

Process Control Superintendint A at Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Ltd.

Technical Committee

Nezar Al-Yazidi

Assistant Professor in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Department at KFUPM

Technical Committee

Omar Al Zayed

Process Automation supervisor at Saudi Aramco company

Technical Committee

Nidhal Jamal

Head, Instrumentation & Control Technical Support at Petro Rabigh

Technical Committee

Salman AlYami

Process Automation Superintendent at Sadara Chemical Company

Technical Committee

Hadi AL-Shammari

Superintendent, Process Control E & T S / Technical Department, Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (SATORP)

Technical Committee

Saiful Chowdhury

Instrumentation & Control System lead Ethylene & U&O Plant Jubail United Petrochemical Co. A SABIC Affiliate

Technical Committee

Ghulam Rasul

I&C Specialist Engineer at SWRO Project Al-Jubail

Technical Committee

In support of Saudi Arabia’s aim to reach net zero emissions by 2060, the International Society of Automation (ISA) - Saudi Arabia Section, takes into its role to promote the enabling automation and digital solutions to achieve this objective.

Saudi Arabia being the largest provider of energy to the world, as well as hosting many diversified industry sectors, thus reducing emissions, while meeting the world’s continuing energy needs, is one of the biggest challenges, requiring major technological breakthroughs. Digitalisation is seen to be the enabler for a decarbonized world.

Hence, Digitalisation Toward Net Zero Emissions Conference & Expo will be organized on 19-20 October 2022, bringing together leading experts and organizations from around the world and from multiple sectors to showcase technology, innovation and thought leadership to provide a forum for a better understanding of the way forward for industries to reach net-zero emissions by 2060, and investigating the role of digitalisation in achieving net-zero.

The two-day conference will be organized around tutorials, papers, presentations, speakers, demonstrations, workshops and discussions on:

  • Automation systems
  • 4IR digital solutions
  • Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communication Systems
  • Sustainability

Ideal for industry professionals and general audience who are interested in understanding the role of Digital Transformation to achieve net-zero emission targets.


Digitalization solutions to achieve Net Zero emissions


Digital Technologies “Made in Saudi Arabia” supporting Net Zero Emissions


Maintenance 4.0 solutions supporting Net-Zero Emissions.


Best practices in optimizing processes and minimizing waste.


Current and Upcoming International and National regulations, Governance and Standards


IR4.0 use cases

Abstract submission closed

We’re looking for forward-thinking contributors eager to share their insights with conference delegates. This is your opportunity to inspire, engage, and influence companies improving their emissions across the whole value chain to meet carbon reduction targets through digitalisation of their processes.


  • Abstract Submission deadline: August 20, 2022
  • Abstract acceptance notification: August 30, 2022
  • PowerPoint Presentation Submission deadline: October 01, 2022

Presentation types

  • Presentations (15 Minutes)

Abstract proposal requirements Max 250 words

The abstract proposal should explain the topic of your presentation, and describe why the material, research, practice, or policy is important to the field of Digitalisation for Net Zero Emissions.

Type of presentation

  • Oral presentation

Review process

The review will look at the clarity of content, quality, and rigour, relationship to the conference listed  topics, interest, and usefulness of content to conference attendees. 

Conference Topics:

  • Digitalization solutions to achieve Net Zero emissions and this includes:
    • Automation solutions supporting Circular Economy 
    • Robotics and UAV for Emissions monitoring and estimation 
    • Digital Twin for enabling Net Zero in projects construction 
    • Digital Twin for enabling Net Zero in operation and maintenance 
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for performance monitoring 
    • Image processing for measuring and predicting 
    • IIoT Sensors for early detection 
    • Smart and low emission Valves 
    • Additive Manufacturing 
    • Green Communication Networks
  • Digital Technologies “Made in Saudi Arabia” supporting Net Zero Emissions 
  • Maintenance 4.0 solutions supporting Net-Zero Emissions. 
  • Best practices in optimizing processes and minimizing waste. 
  • Current and Upcoming International and National regulations, Governance and Standards 
  • IR4.0 use cases

As per the requirements of Saudi Convention & Exhibition General Authority SCEGA, all speakers must submit a speaker form:

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The exhibition, that runs alongside the conference will be a showcase of the latest in automation innovation. Exhibition Fees: SAR. 25,000 per 9 square meters booth.